Magdalene Mysteries: The Left-Hand Path of the Feminine Christ (Paperback)
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Discover the Womb Rites and initiatory magic of Mary Magdalene, who was revered as a Priestess and human embodiment of the Goddess
• Reveals how Mary Magdalene was a sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Mysteries, connected to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Sophia, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, Jezebel, and Witches
• Explains how the Magdalene Mysteries have been encoded in Gnostic texts, sacred art, and literature and unveils the secret Grail heresy of the Ghent Altarpiece
• Offers rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and access deeper dimensions of sexuality and feminine power
A sacred priestess of the ancient Womb Rites, Mary Magdalene was at the center of a great and enduring Mystery tradition, one that touched on a stream of perennial spiritual wisdom as old as humanity. Worshipped as the human embodiment of the Goddess, the earthly Sophia, her womb was the spiritual luminatrix that anointed and empowered Jesus, transforming him into the Christ. As a priestess of the Goddess, Mary Magdalene knew how to embody the light and the dark, how to harness the magic potency of sacred sexual energy, and how to cleanse, awaken, and resurrect the soul. Yet, even though she sparked the creation of a worldwide religion, her story and teachings have been forgotten.
Unveiling the lost left-hand path of the Magdalene, the Feminine Christ, authors Seren and Azra Bertrand explore how this underground stream of knowledge has been carried forward over the millennia through an unbroken lineage of Womb Shamans, Priestesses, Oracles, and Medicine Women. They explain how the Magdalene Mysteries, symbolized by the Rose, have been encoded in Gnostic codices and gospels and in the highest art, literature, and architecture of many ages, including most significantly the Ghent Altarpiece. They examine Mary Magdalene’s connection to moon wisdom, sacred harlot archetypes, and goddesses in many traditions, including Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Lilith, and Jezebel, and look at shamanic, tantric, and Cathar expressions of sacred feminine mysteries as well as the Witch and Templar roots of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
In this revelatory and magical text on the lost feminine mystery traditions of Mary Magdalene and the lineage of Sophia, the authors present encompassing theological, historical, mythological, and archetypal wisdom, with rituals and practices to initiate you into the Womb magic of the ancient priestesses and the path of the wild feminine.
About the Author
Seren Bertrand is a visionary creatrix and spirit keeper with a degree in English literature and modern philosophy who is dedicated to restoring the lost global feminine wisdom traditions. The coauthor of Magdalene Mysteries and Womb Awakening, she lives in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.
Azra Bertrand, M.D., has a degree in biochemistry and studied at Duke University School of Medicine, with research at the NIH. He has been a pioneering doctor and mystic for over two decades, following the feminine pathway of alchemy. The coauthor of Womb Awakening and Magdalene Mysteries, he lives in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.
“Please do yourself the great favor of exploring this wisdom-filled and transformative book--full and alive as a pregnant mother’s womb! It will answer so many questions, fill in so many blanks, and offer much more than one could have imagined about the awakening of our sacred wombs. Grounded in a vital feminine spiritual lineage that extends back through all human time, Magdalene Mysteries opens wide the door not only to essential lineages of the past but also to the present and future of our own personal lives and empowerment. Much more than your mind is engaged here: your body and soul and connection to the womb of Gaia and the Great Mother, birther of all. Stepping into our loving, vital feminine power is profoundly important to reclaim our embodied place on our Mother, Lady Gaia.”
— Brooke Medicine Eagle, Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, and author of Buffalo Woman Comes Singing and Th
“Beautifully written and illustrated, this extensively researched book restores Mary Magdalene to her rightful place as a spiritual leader from the lineage of womb shamans. Offering sacred rituals, the teachings in this book guide us effortlessly to follow the left-hand path of Christ.”
— Christine Page, M.D., author of The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman
“Magdalene Mysteries is a remarkable book that awakens the deep spiritual knowing that Mary Magdalene was a sacred priestess who has so much to teach us and that also sheds new light on the wild feminine. This exceptional book is a deep and rich immersion into the sacred feminine mysteries of Mary Magdalene and reveals a lost knowledge that needs to be reclaimed today. Seren and Azra wrote a truly exquisite book.”
— Sandra Ingerman, M.A., shamanic teacher and author of The Book of Ceremony
“Seren and Azra are two brilliant souls dedicated to diving deeply into the wisdom hidden within the ancient mystery schools to retrieve the sacred keys that will restore and give new life to the sacred womb initiation mysteries. In their new book, Magdalene Mysteries, the teachings they have discovered and returned to us may well be a profound step toward co-creation of an archetypal soul return for the sacred feminine and sacred masculine on Earth during these times that have been predicted throughout millennia. The information in this book is profound and tantalizing, brimming with life-force energies and preparing humanity for a time of rebirth.”
— Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D, coauthor of Visionary Shamanism, and author of Shamanic Breathwork
“Controversial and intriguing! This well-researched, passionately written book is a journey into a time in human history where women were treated as an expression of the Goddess of All Life. This is not only the aspect of the Great Mother but also the sexual goddess whose tantric arts affirmed humanity in the divine dance of sacred love. A powerful and enlightening take on the celebration of the Divine Feminine.”
— Tricia McCannon, author of Return of the Divine Sophia and The Angelic Origins of the Soul
"A unique, iconoclastic, inherently fascinating, exceptionally well written and informatively detailed study from cover to cover, Magdalene Mysteries: The Left-Hand Path of the Feminine Christ is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library New Age & Metaphysical Studies collections."
— Midwest Book Review, April 2020
“This is the perfect book for the current national health crisis and quarantines. There's a lot here to read... But it's not just reading. It's digesting. This is the kind of material you read, then mull over. Then ponder. Then do it again. If it all wasn't so well documented, you'd be tempted to toss it aside as the wild ravings of a disgruntled woman. Except the authors are a man and a woman. A married couple who have researched and written award-winning books.”
— Judy Blackstone, Facing North
“Magdalene Mysteries offers a perfect combination of historic information across millennia along with the personal interactions of the authors with Mary Magdalene. It is a book to be read over time, allowing the information to seep in. It reads as a pilgrimage, and like all pilgrimages, time should be taken to allow the path to reveal itself to you, to allow yourself to open to revelations and notice the changes that occur as a result of the pilgrimage…It is a comprehensive introduction to Mary Magdalene to those new to the subject and also a deep-dive for those wanting a deeper interaction with Mary Magdalene. I highly recommend this book and encourage the reader to walk the path of pilgrimage to the Rose with these highly informed and passionate authors.”
— Anne Greco, Musing Mystic